A mad-cap ramble through my weekend.
Super Bowl XLV
Ah, the title is back in TitleTown, USA! The Green Bay Packers have won their fourth NFL Super Bowl title in team history and their NFL-record thirteenth world championship over all (going back before the merger, of course). Nice job, guys!
Here we go Steelers! HA! Thank God I won’t have to see THAT again for a while.
Having met a lot of the Packers’s fans on my new job (more people from Wisconsin at this place than I’ve ever experienced in my Midwest time), I have to say, they’re a lot classier than some of the “Massholes” Patriots fans, and pretty much ALL the Bears and Steelers fans I’ve ever encountered. No offense meant to anyone, but as football fans, Steelers fans are… not classy. Period.
So I was rooting for the Packers and for the second year in a row, the team I wanted to win, DID win. Go figure!
Other than that, it was a pretty good weekend. I managed to get us online again for the first time in almost thirteen months (who says thirteen’s not lucky?), and I have to say, I really like the service. MOSTLY.
Interesting events: Four minutes before the end of the Super Bowl, something took the entire provider down in my area. The greater metropolitan area was down for some time and calling tech support got me a “This number is not in service” message a second before it hung up on me. I was not.a.happy.camper.
But, it came back. I want to make sure they understand having the ability to disconnect unhappy, concerned customers PAYING for this service isn’t acceptable. You know, b!tch ‘em out. When I do that, I’ll feel better.
So yes, we are back on line with an UNborrowed connection and we’re flying high and soaring long. Until the ISP goes down, of course. Heh.
I also watched my wife borrow money from me (only a bit) to buy herself a brand, spanking-new computer. Her SSRLP paycheck came in! So she bought her OWN computer. Should be here in a few days. Not a laptop but comes with a built-in wireless card and BAY-BEE, it’s gonna RAWK! I can’t wait. She’s been SOOOO patient, waiting for more than 18 months for her time. Love of my life, it’s your time. Thanks for understanding. I love you.
Hm… lessee. Oh, yeah! I bought an external hard drive enclosure too. Please pray we can recover at LEAST her music and the kids’s pictures from her hard drive, which I think I cooked. 😦 But I did set her up with the SSRLP so she could buy a new one. So maybe it’s a wash. Anyway, that HDD enclosure has both a USB 2.0 port AND an eSATA port. USB 2.0 transfer speeds are UP to 480Mbps (fast). That eSATA? 3.0Gbps. That’s GIGA-bits per second. That’s REALLY FREAKIN’ FAST. So yeah… I’ll get my data off.
Ah, one last computer to replace. The boat anchor, as I call it, is going into safe keeping for a while. They don’t make ‘em like they used to, and I just can’t bring myself to get rid of that ol’ reliable dog. We may yet need her someday.
Lifting Weight… MY OWN weight
OH, I’m taking another positive step forward on my path to health and fitness, too. I’ll be starting (gentle) exercising to accelerate the so-far-not-noticeable weight loss, and start to more aggressively take back my body from Illinois. So I ordered something online for that and… we’ll see.
How was your weekend?
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